THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH DESIGNER ANNE FONTAINE IN CELEBRATION OF HER FALL/WINTER 2009 COLLECTION
A Portion Of Sales To Help Restore Instrumental Music Education In Our Nations Schools
New York, NY (October 2009)–In celebration of her jazz-inspired Fall/Winter 2009 Collection, Anne Fontaine is proud to announce its 2009 partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Displaying a love and appreciation for music as well as a continued passion for supporting children and the arts, Anne Fontaine will donate 10% of nationwide sales on October 1st to the Foundation to kick-off the program. Following the launch and continuing through the month of October, 10% of the proceeds from each jazz inspired accessory, which range from trumpet shaped cuff links to python inspired belts and bags, sold in Anne Fontaine stores across the nation will be donated to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
“We are thrilled that Anne Fontaine has partnered with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation,” said Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Paul Cothran. “With their help and inspiring designs, we will be able to continue to raise awareness of the importance of a musical education in a child’s life, and ensure that additional children have access to the benefits of music study.”
Consistently influenced and inspired by music, Anne understands the importance of music education in the life of a child, making the VH1 Save the Music Foundation an ideal partnership for the brand. The Fall/Winter 2009 collection, which brings Anne’s love of music to the forefront of her designs and draws inspiration from the evolution and spirit of Jazz, is one of her most captivating collections to date.
The color palette for the artfully crafted handbags, belts, and jewelry is comprised of black, shades of green, violet, wine-light, and grey, all distilled from Miles Davis’ album aura. With accessories mimicking the names of famous jazz songs, it is evident that the collection is a tribute to the heart and essence of jazz. The collection features items such as chic python inspired belts and bags derived from the classic Charles Trenet song “Le Serpent Python” and beautifully detailed Swarovski crystal flower necklaces, brooches and cuff links which draw their inspiration from Sidney Bechet’s “Petite Fleur.”
About Anne Fontaine:
Founded in 1993, what began as a collection of white shirts has grown into a lifestyle brand, offering a full collection of tops, outerwear, knits, accessories, handbags, a home fragrance collection and now an exclusive cosmetic skin care line. Anne Fontaine opened their first store in the Rive Gauche section of Paris in 1994. Since then, they have expanded to over 68 boutiques worldwide, including flagships in Paris, Tokyo, & NYC, as well as the introduction of a retail/spa concept in their Paris Flagship in 2007. Please visit www.annefontiane.com
About The VH1 Save the Music Foundation:
is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. Since 1997, the VH1 Save the Music Foundation has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,600 public schools in more than 100 cities across the country, including Memphis, Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Over the past ten years, various artists and celebrities have shown their devotion to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation by partnering with the organization as they’ve reached out to struggling school districts across the country. This past year, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Chris Webber, Gavin DeGraw, NE-YO, Johnny Rzeznik, Natasha Bedingfield, The Fray, Tamia, 3 Doors Down and Venus Williams serve as The Foundation’s Inaugural Class of Ambassadors, each raising funds and delivering key messages on behalf of The Foundation. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $43 million in new musical instruments, affecting the lives of more than 1.2 million children. It is The Foundation’s renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade. To join the movement to First Make Music, Then Make History, visit http://www.vh1savethemusic.com.